Income Tax Rate in Nepal For 2080/81 (FY 2023/24)

As per the budget speech of the fiscal year 2023/24 by the Ministry of Finance, there will be a small change to the individual income tax rate in Nepal. As stated in that speech, keeping all the Individual tax slabs unchanged a new slab has been introduced for individuals earning more than 50,00,000. The tax rate for persons (individuals or private firms) earning more than 5 million will have to pay 39% income tax.

This rate will be applicable from the beginning of the Nepali fiscal year 2080/81. The fiscal year in Nepal starts on the 1st of Shrawan month. The Shrawan month starts at mid of July. So, the Nepali fiscal year starts in mid-July as per the Georgian calendar.

In addition to that, the finance bill 2080/81 (Finance Act) also contains other changes in the slabs of the taxable income. According to it, any income above Rs. 500,000 per annum in case of individual assessment and Rs. 600,000 per annum in case of couple assessment up to an additional 200,000 will be subject to 10% income tax.

The 10% slab covers income up to Rs 700,000 in case of individual assessment and Rs 800,000 in case of couple assessment. Similarly, for the next Rs. 300,000 income above 10% slab will be subject to 20% income tax.

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If any individual natural person or private firm crosses Rs 1,000,000 income per income year or an individual under couple assessment crosses annual income Rs 1,100,000 they are subject to pay 30% income tax on the income above that amount up to Rs 2,000,0000.

Income above Rs 2,000,000 up to Rs. 5,000,000 per annum will be subject to 36% income tax. Similarly, a person or private firm will be liable to pay 39% of income as the tax on any income above Rs 5,000,000. That is what is summarized in the finance bill for the income tax rate in Nepal.

The income tax rate in Nepal is not used as flat for all income just because it reaches the limit. We have to pay the higher rate of tax only for the part of the income that crosses the set limits.

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Income Tax Rate in Nepal (under individual assessment)

The following table will demonstrate the blocks of taxable income and the relevant rate of income tax for an individual.

Income Slabs Tax RateMaximum Tax
Upto Rs. 500,0001%Rs. 5,000
Above Rs. 500,000 to Rs. 700,000 (Next Rs. 200,000) 10%Rs. 20,000
Above Rs. 700,000 to Rs. 1,000,000 (Next Rs. 300,000) 20%Rs. 60,000
Above Rs. 1,000,000 to Rs. 2,000,000 (Next Rs. 1,000,000) 30%Rs. 300,000
Above Rs. 2,000,000 to Rs. 5,000,000 (Next Rs. 3,000,000)36%Rs. 10,80,000
Above Rs. 5,000,00039%Maximum
The income tax rate in Nepal for a natural person under individual assessment

Income Tax Rate in Nepal (for Married under couple assessment)

Income Slabs Tax RateMaximum Tax
Upto Rs. 600,0001%Rs. 6,000
Rs. 600,000 to Rs. 800,000 (Next Rs. 200,000) 10%Rs. 20,000
Rs. 800,000 to Rs. 1,100,000 (Next Rs. 300,000) 20%Rs. 60,000
Rs. 1,100,000 to Rs. 2,000,000 (Next Rs. 900,000) 30%Rs. 270,000
Above Rs. 2,000,000 to Rs. 5,000,000 (Next Rs. 3,000,000)36%Rs. 10,80,000
Above Rs. 5,000,00039%Maximum
The income tax rate in Nepal for a natural person under couple assessment

That is what a natural taxpayer has to pay in terms of tax. But there are many concessions and facilities that different natural persons can claim. For example, there will be a 0% tax instead of a 1% tax bracket if such income is derived from business or as social security benefits like pension.

For more detailed exemptions and other benefits applicable for special income types and specific professions or sources of income, you can refer to the portal of IRD or Income Tax Act, 2058 (revised 2079/80).

What change did the finance bill bring in terms of the income tax of a natural person?

The decision of changing the tax slabs has reduced the total amount of tax payable in a year. The following table will show the differentiation between the previous provision and the current provision.

Tax Rate Previous Tax Slabs (individual) Current Tax Slabs (individual) PreviousvTax slabs (couple) Current Tax slabs (couple)
1% Upto Rs. 500,000 Upto Rs. 500,000Upto Rs. 600,000Upto Rs. 600,000
10%Next Rs. 200,000Next Rs. 200,000Next Rs. 200,000Next Rs. 200,000
20% Next Rs. 300,000 Next Rs. 300,000Next Rs. 300,000Next Rs. 300,000
30%Next Rs. 1,000,000Next Rs. 1,000,000Next Rs. 900,000Next Rs. 900,000
36%Above Rs. 2,000,000Next Rs. 3,000,000Above Rs. 2,000,000Next Rs. 3,000,000
39%-Above Rs. 5,000,000-Above Rs. 5,000,000
Income Tax Rate in Nepal Compared with Previous Rate

The changed tax slabs will help to cut the income tax liability. It will be more beneficial to those earning lesser income.

Also, read Commission and taxes on share transactions in Nepal.

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